USA SWITCHING OFF ANALOGUE T.V.
Analogue switch-off is set to take place on 17 February 2009 across the United States. On that single day, a total of 1,756 full-power broadcast stations will stop their analogue transmissions and provide only digital services.
Discovery to join DTT platform.
Discovery Communications has secured a slot on the Freeview platform. It will replace Channel Five on MUX A since Channel Five will be joining the multiplex reserved for public service broadcasters.
Discovery has not announced its planned service offering, although content will be taken from its library of factual, entertainment and lifestyle programming.
The new service is set to launch in early 2009.
Source: Media Week